My apologies for not keeping up with my usual schedule of blog posts this week; as some of you may have seen if we are friends on Facebook, my back yard and I had it out the Sunday before last, and the yard won.
The yard has a fair bit of wooden railroad tie decor out there, and as I was moving from one part of the yard to another, I stepped on top of one of the ties. It was apparently partially rotted, and gave under my weight. At the same time, it had been raining pretty steadily for the previous week, and the top was slick with water. So I ended up twisting when I went down, and as I was falling I heard a "crack!" which turned out not to be the railroad tie. The Xrays showed a spiral fracture to the outside of the left ankle.
In any case, if my posts here are few and farther between for the next little while, it's because I'm having to restrict my movement about the house and be a good little patient, sitting and lying about with my leg elevated. (The dog doesn't seem to mind so much, but it's frequently a bit frustrating for me.)
You'd think, that if I could go for 2/3 of a century without breaking any bones, that I could go for another couple of decades without doing so, but apparently the universe had other ideas about it. Still, I hope to be back and posting before very long, and we can talk about heraldry some more.